Tedisco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Tedisco surname comes from the Italian word "tedesco," meaning "German," from the Old High German word "diutisc." As such, the name meant "one of Germany descent." It was also a Jewish name in Italy, given to or taken by Ashkenazic Jews in Italy. The name Tedeschi is the plural form of Tedesco.

Early Origins of the Tedisco family

The surname Tedisco was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea where someone of the name of Cau is said to have come to Italy with the House of Hohenstaufen Dynasty from Swabia (in Germany,) and served under Emperor Henry VI (Arrigo VI of Svevia,) King of Sicily from 1194 to 1197.

Early History of the Tedisco family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tedisco research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1440, 1573, 1616, 1666, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Tedisco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tedisco Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tedisco, Todeschi, Todesco, Tedeschi and others.

Early Notables of the Tedisco family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Riccardo Tedesco, who was granted a lordship of castles in Palermo and Santo Basilio; as well as a Nicolo Tedesco, who was Archbishop of Palermo (1434-1440)...
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Migration of the Tedisco family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesco Tedeschi, age 23, who arrived in New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the "Brittania"; Aniello Tedesco, age 28, who arrived in New York on Feb. 24, 1883 aboard the ".

Contemporary Notables of the name Tedisco (post 1700) +

  • James N. Tedisco, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1983-2001 (107th District 1983-92, 103rd District 1993-2001); Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 2009

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